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John James Audubon

John James Audubon

Befoe photography, illustrations like these were the only way to capture and share images of the natural world.

John James Audubon's vibrant early 19th century bird paintings forever changed the way artists and scientists see the natural world.  These enormous engravings match Audubon's lofty goal: to illuminate all the known birds of North America, and bring their behaviors and environments to life.

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Posted By: Ray Gurganus

  1. Personal: Smithsonian Natural History Museum;

Updated: 9-15-2021